Lulu.com, Sep 25, 2008 - 214 pages
Kalarippayat is the indigenous martial art of the South Indian state Kerala. The art incorporates empty hand fighting exercises, weapon drills, vital point attacks, massages, and healing methods for muscular and bone problems. This book is based on many years of field research. It provides an insight in Kalarippayat and its traditions, and in the society of India and Kerala in particular.
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Note to the Author:
Dick, your book contains an error on page 206. Unniyarcha was not the sister of Tacholi Otenan. Attummananmele Unniyarcha's brother is Aromal Chekavar of Puthooram House. Tacholi Othenan and Aromal Chekavar are from two distinct ethic linages. Otenan was not a Chekavar (Tiyya warrior). Please correct this error in future editions.